I've been coasting for a while on a pair of shoes bought about two years ago, but they're starting to show their wear. I have very little experience shopping for shoes and don't have the slightest idea what my options are. Durability is important, since I spend most of my time in one pair of shoes. Online is fine; Chicago-based is also good. I'm fine with national brands and local.
I have wide feet (mens 12EEEE or 12WW). I wear sneakers most of the time when I'm not in motorcycle boots. I will not buy New Balance since my last two pairs both came un-stitched within three months of purchase and NB wouldn't do anything for me. I prefer old-school mostly white court shoes. Can you suggest a shoe for me? [more inside]
I need various styles of footwear that work for me, which seems to mean extremely padded, soft, pressure absorbing soles, which are very gentle on my feet even when I walk and stand a lot, with my relatively high body weight. [more inside]
I love my Keen Newport sandals. Specifically: the arch support. They're now not only my summer outdoor shoe of choice but what I wear at the gym as well. But winter is coming, and they won't work for an outdoor jog for much longer. Keen makes hiking shoes but not sneakers. Help me find a run-friendly alternative! [more inside]
...and if so, he's been trying to involve me in it without my consent. How do I proceed? [more inside]
Long shot: Can I somehow get these wedge sneakers?? [more inside]
What's a step up in quality from Vans sneakers? I like that they make plain, neutral-looking canvas sneakers, but I don't like that my shoes wear out in six months. I like real-life stores so that I can try on shoes and ask staff for help. What store should I go to in San Francisco? [more inside]
I love these casual men's Diesel sneakers, which are slip-on but also have fixed shoelaces for appearance sake without the need to tie/untie. Unfortunately, Diesel doesn't make them anymore. Can you help me find similarly styled slip-on sneakers that have fixed laces and are available for purchase?
I'm looking for some recommendations of sneakers or similar type shoes to wear in the cold weather. Many details inside. [more inside]
In search of (women’s) shoe recommendations for hiking up the treadmill, with a maxed out incline? [more inside]
Hi- This is driving me nuts. I'm trying to track down a men's shoe company. They make sneakers. The closest thing I have found is this: - http://media.ubm.com/images/ubm-logo.png. Really appreciate any help if you recognize it.
What shoes should I buy for a long-distance (20-mile+ each day) walking trip? I think I would like not to get a hiking boot. [more inside]
I want some women's sneakers that don't look like I'm heading to the gym, something cute and trendy! Difficulty level: moderately comfortable, no hidden wedges. [more inside]
Please recommend sneakers for very flat, probably underpronating feet. [more inside]
Recently, Converse put out some "vintage" chucks recently (see here) but they are only available from certain retailers. I'd like to purchase a pair but I have no idea where to find them in Washington, DC. Has anyone seen these around or know of a place in DC that would stock them?
I'm looking for a good pair of sneakers that split the difference between "casual" and "work." Mostly this is for casual Fridays at my office, when I want something cool/relaxed on my feet to go with some jeans, but my ratty Converse sneakers might come off as too informal. I like the Vans Ludlow and Pritchard collections, but the shoes in those links are limited edition and appear to be gone. The newest models in those collections don't fit my aesthetic tastes all that well. Is there anything along those lines - sort of a hybrid skate sneak / dress shoe, with a playful hint at formal classiness - you can recommend?
My arches are killing me! Do these sneakers need to go? [more inside]
Is there such a thing as a "sneaker heel"? [more inside]
Where can I find Reebok Alien Stompers in NYC? [more inside]
A more durable substitute for Vans? [more inside]
Where can I buy fashionable clothes made in the USA or EU that don't cost $/£200? I live in the UK. [more inside]
In need of recommendations for a great cross-training sneaker. [more inside]
How do I wash sneakers in a top-loading washer? [more inside]
I'm looking for new men's close-toed sandals or shoes that breathe well, with an interest in lighter shoes, like those with the Vibram sole. [more inside]
Here's what I want: leather sneakers that are acceptable for a young man to wear with business casual clothing. I want them to feel and wear like sneakers, but look nice enough to wear with wool pants and a button-down dress shirt in a professional environment. [more inside]
Can my beloved sneakers be saved from the uriney menace? [more inside]
Looking for shoes. There are multiple catches. [more inside]
Cheap tennis shoes with good traction for playing broomball? (In broomball you are on ice in tennis shoes. We aren't allowed real broomball shoes.) [more inside]
Where can we find or who makes cheap-ish, sturdy sneakers? [more inside]
Can anyone identify the T-shirt brand/design on the terrorist in these CCTV screen captures (linked)? How about the sneakers? [more inside]
Lo, for I am become Death, the destroyer of sneakers. Does the hivemind know where to find the perfect work shoe? [more inside]
Should I heel strike? Or toe strike? With all the recent controversy about athletic shoes with lots of padding vs. athletic shoes with no padding (e.g. Nike Frees), I'm unclear how I'm supposed to be running. [more inside]
What's the secret to finding affordable toddler shoes? [more inside]
Am I expecting too much from a pair of Puma sneakers? [more inside]
Where can I get a much-worn and much-loved pair of suede sneakers cleaned/restored in NYC? [more inside]
Fashion Don't? [more inside]
Where do I buy gym shoes in the (Chicago) Loop? I trashed my Nikes at Lollapalooza over the weekend, and I don't want to show up to my "Personal Fitness Assessment" tonight with busted kicks. I'm at Monroe & Franklin, so the closer to there the better.
Cool sneakers for men with big feet? [more inside]
What's a good Mary-Jane style sneaker (for walking) with solid arch support? [more inside]
Are there any casual women's shoes that could replace sneakers for general everyday wear? Or should I just stick with sneakers if comfort is my main goal and style is secondary? [more inside]
Whats a good model of men's sneaker that breaths exceptionally well?
Whenever I buy sneakers, the heel lining breaks [more inside]
How much harder would it be to run a marathon in vintage running shoes (e.g. Nike Air Pegasus '83 vs Air Pegasus '08)?
My beloved Adidas Samba Classics have a hole in them. Before I buy another pair, are there any other casual, everyday sneakers I should check out? [more inside]
OMGShoes: I have SauconyBullets right now. They're the best shoes I've ever had. I love them. Are there more ultra-light almost-nothing xc-inspired shoes like these? [more inside]
Help me choose some new gym shoes and, just as importantly, know what I should pay for them. [more inside]
For a 23 year-old male, what color could I buy a pair of sneakers in and expect them to go with most things? [more inside]
What brand of sneakers did Mr. Rogers wear? [more inside]
When driving through the city, quite often, I see sneakers hanging from the telephone lines that run across the street. They usually are childrens size sneakers, that have been tied together with the laces, and apparently thrown up over the line. Why is this done?
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